Grants Database

The Foundation awards approximately 200 grants per year (excluding the Sloan Research Fellowships), totaling roughly $80 million dollars in annual commitments in support of research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. This database contains grants for currently operating programs going back to 2008. For grants from prior years and for now-completed programs, see the annual reports section of this website.

Grants Database

Grantee
Amount
City
Year
  • grantee: North Carolina State University
    amount: $80,000
    city: Raleigh, NC
    year: 2016

    To support research and writing of a book, "Never Home Alone," that engages the general public in the history and science of the microbiology of the built environment

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Robert Dunn

    To support research and writing of a book, "Never Home Alone," that engages the general public in the history and science of the microbiology of the built environment

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  • grantee: Oren Harman
    amount: $50,000
    city: Tel Aviv, Israel
    year: 2016

    To support the writing of a book, Evolutions, that juxtaposes the most current scientific understanding of cosmology and the evolution with myths

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Oren Harman

    To support the writing of a book, Evolutions, that juxtaposes the most current scientific understanding of cosmology and the evolution with myths

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  • grantee: Adam Becker
    amount: $50,000
    city: Oakland, CA
    year: 2016

    To research and write a book on the history of the foundations of quantum physics, with a particular emphasis on the continued dominance of the troubled "Copenhagen interpretation"

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Adam Becker

    To research and write a book on the history of the foundations of quantum physics, with a particular emphasis on the continued dominance of the troubled "Copenhagen interpretation"

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  • grantee: Charles Graeber
    amount: $50,000
    city: Brooklyn, NY
    year: 2016

    To support the writing of a book, The Breakthrough, to enhance public understanding of the science behind recent advances in cancer immunotherapy

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Charles Graeber

    To support the writing of a book, The Breakthrough, to enhance public understanding of the science behind recent advances in cancer immunotherapy

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  • grantee: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
    amount: $45,620
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To support the research and writing of Needles and Haystacks: The Smart Way to Use New Data, a book on the wide-ranging applications of Big Data analysis

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    To support the research and writing of Needles and Haystacks: The Smart Way to Use New Data, a book on the wide-ranging applications of Big Data analysis

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  • grantee: Stevens Institute of Technology
    amount: $39,340
    city: Hoboken, NJ
    year: 2016

    To support the research and writing of a book on the role of cancer-causing viruses

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Gregory Morgan

    To support the research and writing of a book on the role of cancer-causing viruses

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  • grantee: Joel N. Shurkin
    amount: $46,900
    city: Baltimore, MD
    year: 2016

    To support a book on the physicist Richard Garwin who designed the hydrogen bomb that explores the relationship between science and government

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Joel Shurkin

    To support a book on the physicist Richard Garwin who designed the hydrogen bomb that explores the relationship between science and government

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $25,000
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2014

    As support for supplementary images, drawings and video in an interdisciplinary course book on physics and dance

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Emily Coates

    As support for supplementary images, drawings and video in an interdisciplinary course book on physics and dance

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  • grantee: David Baron
    amount: $50,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2014

    To support the research and writing of a book on the 1878 solar eclipse and how it helped create a culture of science in America

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator David Baron

    To support the research and writing of a book on the 1878 solar eclipse and how it helped create a culture of science in America

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  • grantee: Maura R. O'Connor
    amount: $13,000
    city: Brooklyn, NY
    year: 2014

    To support a book on the science and ethics of conservation biology with a focus on extinction and de-extinction

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Maura O'Connor

    To support a book on the science and ethics of conservation biology with a focus on extinction and de-extinction

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